Environmentally Friendly Event Invitations

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA It is Earth Day today and I would like to talk a little about environmentally friendly event invitations. Sometimes it’s surprising how seemingly small decisions add up and have a big impact on us and the world around us. Selecting invitations for an event may not seem like a big decision in comparison to other decisions you will make when hosting an event but it does leave its mark on the environment (whether it be in the form of trees being cut down so paper can be produced or invitations being thrown away and ending up in landfills). While some opt for email invitations, others desire a more tangible invitation and keepsake (especially where wedding invitations are concerned). If you are looking to acquire invitations in hard copy format, a relatively simple way to address some of the environmental impact is to select invitations that are printed on at least partially recycled paper. Another fun alternative is some invitations have flower seeds embedded in them and can even be planted in the ground! Typically there are several different decisions you can make to help ensure that your event will have less of an environmental impact. Have a Happy Earth Day!

Sincerely,
Heather

Green Wedding Venues

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEarth Day is upon us once again and it is a day that encourages us to stop and think about our planet and how the decisions we make impact our generation and future generations to come. Today I would like to take some time to talk about how you can make an important difference to the environment when you are planning your wedding. Every wedding is unique and each couple determines how their wedding will affect the environment and to what degree. You have probably heard the term “green wedding” before and may have wondered what it all entails exactly. There are various green wedding elements we could focus on but let’s talk a little about how to select a more environmentally friendly wedding venue today. Below I have listed three green wedding venue practices for you, including:

1. Venue Location – Consider selecting a wedding venue that is situated within close proximity to your guests. This should reduce the amount of travel required to attend your special day and therefore result in less CO₂ emissions entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

2. Venue Practices – Does the venue you’re considering recycle and compost? Do they have energy efficient equipment? Do they use environmentally friendly cleaning products/practices? These are just a few areas to think about when selecting your venue.

3. Venue Decor – If you decide to book a wedding venue that has a beautiful outdoor setting, you may require fewer decorations because Mother Nature has already provided beautiful surroundings for you and your guests to enjoy. If you use less decorations this is not only good for landfills but also for your budget!

There are many other environmentally friendly decisions that can be made when planning a wedding. I have just provided a few things for you to think about. I hope that you have found this useful and have a Happy Earth Day!

Sincerely,

Heather

Reducing Air Pollution At Events

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday is Earth Day! Every year this date serves as a reminder of how beautiful Earth is and the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The three tips I have provided below focus on practical ways you can lower air pollution when you are planning an event.

1. Buy Local Products

Products (such as flowers) that are grown locally have not been transported a long distance to get to your event. This option has the added benefit of supporting local vendors in your community as well.

2. Central Event Locations

If you select a venue that is located close to where your guests live they will only need to travel a short distance to get to the event. Therefore, decreasing their carbon footprint.

3. Share Transportation

Encourage carpooling, public transportation or even walking to an event if it is close by. Each of these options helps reduce or eliminate the amount of vehicle emissions directly associated with the event.

Thank you for taking time to read about environmentally friendly practices for events. Have a Happy Earth Day!

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